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Peter  Ricchiuti

Peter Ricchiuti

Finance Professor & "Funny Economist"

Peter Ricchiuti

Finance Professor & "Funny Economist"


Peter Ricchiuti is the business school professor you wish you had back in college! He teaches at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business where his insight and humor have twice made him the school’s top professor. Most recently, his economics class at Tulane was named as the best college course on the planet by the prestigious Wharton-QS Stars Awards, an international competition recognizing innovative approaches in higher education that enhance learning and student employability. Competitors came from almost 500 other universities, representing 43 countries.

Ricchiuti started his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody and later managed over three billion dollars as the assistant treasurer for the state of Louisiana. In 1993 he founded Tulane’s highly acclaimed Burkenroad Reports student stock research program. He also hosts a popular weekly business show on National Public Radio in New Orleans called “Out To Lunch” and recently published his first book, Stocks Under Rocks.

He has been featured on CNN and CNBC as well as in The New York Times, Barron’s, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Over the past twenty years, Peter Ricchiuti has addressed more than 1000 groups in 47 states and several countries. He has presented to a wide variety of audiences including workshops for the New Orleans Saints.

Speaker Videos

The Economic Winds: Where Will They Take Us

Finances Moving Forward

Listening to the Market

Consumer Driven Economy

The Kids Are Alright

Pulling an All Nighter: Personal Financing

Speech Topics

Market Signals: What the Financial Markets Are Telling Us Now

Uncertainty Brings Opportunity

The Four Most Dangerous Words in Finance: “This Time It’s Different!”

Stocks Under Rocks: How to Uncover Overlooked, Profitable Market Opportunities